Hoo-rag Bandana Product Review – Uses for Dogs

Hoo-rag (“the better bandana”) is essentially a tube of stretchy fabric that can be used a bunch of different ways. (Think Survivor buff.) At Chez Champion of My Heart, we’ve decided it’s a perfect way to protect Lilly’s shaved tummy. Because of her ongoing immune-suppression, Lilly neither sheds nor grows hair, so her post-ultrasound tummy is going to be bare for a long, long time.


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 The Hoo-rag retails for $14.95.


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 Lilly’s tummy is shaved from her recent ultrasound. It’s bloated from long-term steroid use.

Voila! Instant tummy protection and support … like SPANX for dogs. (smirk)

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The main thing we do NOT like about the Hoo-rag is that they are made in China. We very much like to promote and support products made in the U.S.


So, there you go … if you have a dog whose tummy is bare for any reason ~~ but especially following an ultrasound ~~ the girls of Champion of My Heart think the Hoo-rag is a viable option.

CAVEAT #1: Clearly, this would not work on big dogs since the Hoo-rag only stretches so far.

CAVEAT #2: We have to regularly spread the Hoo-rag out again because it tends to scrunch up on the smallest part of Lilly’s waist, so maybe it isn’t as good of an idea as it first seemed.


FTC Disclosure

The girls at Hoo-rag sent us a free sample. We were NOT paid to write this review.


20 thoughts on “Hoo-rag Bandana Product Review – Uses for Dogs

  1. February 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

    It’s kinda funny what this thing is called. I think I would have to walk around my house all day randomly saying Hoo Rag! Hoo Rag!
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    1. February 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Right? It cracks me up too.

  2. February 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Thank you for sharing this product. My beagle was just diagnosed with dermal hemangiosarcoma so she needs to cover her tummy when she goes outside in the sun.
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    1. February 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I’ve never heard of the dermal version of hemangio. I’m so sorry to hear the news.

  3. February 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Is Lilly OK with wearing it? She doesn’t try to kick it off?
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    1. February 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

      @Jennifer ~ She doesn’t try to pull it off, but we are having trouble with it rolling back to the skinniest part of her waist, so it isn’t working as well as first hoped. She always gets a little sheepish when we put coats or whatever on her (to keep her warm), but once it’s on, she is usually fine with it.

  4. February 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    What a creative way to protect Lily’s tummy. Smart idea.
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  5. February 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm


    What ISN’T made in China? Even the Thundershirt is, as I found out when I ordered it…
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  6. February 23, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Spanx for dogs. LOL!
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  7. Kim
    February 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Such a fashion-ista!

    When my Holly was (actually still is) recovery from knee surgery, a friend made her a leg stocking to keep her shaved leg warm. Holly hated it but got used to it. My friend thought she’d be ‘cute’ and made if out of fleece that had racing flames on it…it’s always good to try to keep a sense of humor when you can while caring for our sick loved ones 🙂

    1. February 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

      That’s a great idea, Kim. We used a variety of leg protection methods when our Ginko was recovering from his THREE knee surgeries.

  8. February 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    She looks great. Is it something you might be able to make at home? I bet Lilly will learn to like it to keep her warm
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    1. February 23, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Maybe, but these are seamless, which is nice. I’m sure the ones I would make would have to have seams.

      1. Kim
        February 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        What about stretchy fleece with velcro along a seam? Her tummy could match her tooshie 🙂
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        1. February 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

          We’ll see, Kim. Spring is almost here, and Lilly won’t need tummy projection when it warms up.

  9. Jen
    February 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Hahah, Spanx for dogs! What a great use, though.

    The look she’s giving you is also so eloquent.

    (I didn’t notice they were made in China. Dang. I’m so obsessed with looking at food for it.)
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    1. February 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      I know. She looks a little peeved, but I think she’ll get used to it.

  10. merr
    February 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Such a good idea…maybe less pressure for her to carry that belly. It kind of reminds me of those thunder shirts…helps them feel secure, too.

  11. February 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Lilly is quite the fashion statement!
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  12. February 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Looks so cute!